Crazy socks founder: 'When we are ill, we need to be courageous and seek help'

Dr Geoffrey Toogood shares the story of the depression that nearly claimed his life

This article by Dr Geoffrey Toogood, the originator of the Crazy Socks for Docs day, was first published in 2017. In it he explains his own struggles with depression, his thoughts of suicide. Most importantly he shows how he came through it and why he hopes those facing similar struggles reach out.

Dr Geoff Toogood
Dr Geoff Toogood.

It took a minor stroke, causing transient global amnesia, before I could take much-needed leave from work

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